About Our Staff


Robert J. Girod Consulting, LLC

P.O. Box 10714

Fort Wayne, IN 46853-0714

Toll Free: 877-859-2726


About Our Staff

Our consultants and expert witnesses are active and retired law enforcement and intelligence officers, university professors, and practicing professionals. Here are just some of our staff members:

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Dr. Robert J. Girod, J.D., Ph.D. (click menu at the left; About Dr. Robert Girod).


Laurie A. Girod, General Manager and Investigator

Laurie earned a B.S. in Business Administration and in Human Resources Management, as well as an A.S. in Organizational Management, from Huntington University. She earned a certificate in Fraud Examination from Indiana University and is pursuing a certificate in Questioned Document Examination (QDE) from the American Institute of Applied Science. She has training in Identity Theft Investigations from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy / Attorney General’s Office and in Lojack Computer Tracking from Trine University.

Laurie has more than thirteen years of experience as an assistant with three law firms, more than twelve years of experience in banking, including credit card fraud and security, and in government procurement. She serves as an Investigator and General Manager for Robert J. Girod Consulting, LLC.



Jack L.A., CPA, CFE, CFF

Jack earned a BBA Accounting from Washburn University and a Masters of Urban Studies from Old Dominion University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

He retired as an Audit Program Director and Audit Program Manager for the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG). He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

James G., M.A.

James earned a M.A. and a B.A. in Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa. He is retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) where he worked in counterintelligence, civil rights, and asset forfeiture (financial investigations). He served as a Probation Officer with the Rock Island County Court Service, as a Counselor with the Illinois Department of Corrections, and as a Graduate Assistant in the Spanish Department of the University of Northern Iowa, and as an adviser with U.S. military forces in Iraq.

Dan E., M.Ed.

Dan earned a M.Ed. from Troy State University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from North Georgia College. He is retired from the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Directorate of Support, Office of Security. He was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and an adjunct professor at the University of Auburn Montgomery.

Elden H., J.D.

Elden earned a J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Indiana University Law School and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Indianapolis (Indiana Central University). He retired as an Inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and a Special Agent with the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.

Prior to this Elden was General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Security Bank & Trust, an Inheritance Tax Auditor for the Indiana Department of Revenue, and a special assistant for the U.S. Veteran’s Administration. He was a press assistant to U.S. Representative Dave Evans and an intern for the Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign (Nationwide).

Richard A.S.

Richard served with the U.S. Army Information & Data Systems Command and as a counter-intelligence Special Agent with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Energy Administration, Office of Security, Investigations, and Audit. He also served in numerous positions with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Inspector General and the National Training Center (Counterintelligence Training Academy).



Dr. Douglas A.O., Ph.D. 

Dr. O. earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Washington State University and a M.A. in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University. He was a Detective with the Spokane Police Department, a corporal with the Idaho State Police, and a patrolman with the Greenville Police Department (SC). He is an adjunct professor at Washington State University and Gonzaga University. He teaches a Senior Seminar in Digital Investigation as well as Research Topics in Digital Investigations.

Dr. O. is a certified EnCE (EnCase®) Forensic Computer Examiner through Guidance Software to conduct computer forensic examinations and specializes in intricate human resource investigations in addition to other complex computer analysis. He is also a Polygraph Examiner. He has published numerous articles in numerous areas.

Kurt A.B.

Kurt earned a B.S. in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University and post-bachelor credits in Accounting and Business Law from Indiana University. He is a graduate of Chuck Taylor’s American Small Arms Academy and has been trained in Lojack Computer Tracking at Trine University. He has been a programmer/systems analyst and data processing manager for the accounting firm of Dulin, Ward & Dewald and computer consultant for Software and System Integrators, Inc. He has expertise in computer security, forensics, data recovery, and data mining.

Gary M. 

Gary is a retired  police detective with several years of experience, education, and training in computer and cell phone analysis and investigations.



(Transportation, Construction, Industrial, OSHA, Worker Compensation):

Stewart W.S., Ph. D.

Dr. S. earned a Ph.D. in Engineering and Microburst Wind-shear at California Coast University, a M.S. in Engineering, Aeronautical, and Avionics, at the Naval Postgraduate School, a B.S. in Engineering and Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, and the C.M. (Certified Member) designation from the American Association of Airport Executives. He is a graduate of U.S. Navy Aviation Safety School, Canadian Forces Flight Safety School, and the University of Southern California safety courses and has completed Advanced Rescue and Fire Fighting training at the Salt Lake City Training Center.

Dr. S. is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Aviation Technology Department (ATD) of the College of Technology at Purdue University and is an Aviation Accident Investigator instructor. He has also served as a Technical Officer in the Office of the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a Senior Consultant with MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and a Senior Aviation and System Safety Analyst for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of System Safety.

Dr. S. served in the U.S. Navy as a Commander. He was the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Safety Officer on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, responsible for shipboard and aviation occupational safety programs and an Assistant Professor in the Aviation Safety Department at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Dr. S. is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor for Single and Multi-engine Helicopter and Airplane and Instrument Instructor (Airplane) and holds licenses as a Commercial Pilot Helicopter, Single and Multi-engine Land Airplane and Single Engine Sea. He has authored numerous articles on aviation, safety, accident investigation, human factors, security, and emergency planning.

Sonya A.H.M, MS 

Sonya is a candidate for her Ph.D. in Business Administration (Aeronautical Science & Homeland Security) at Northcentral University. She earned a Master of Aeronautical Science (Human Factors in Aviation Systems and Space Studies) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officers School and has attended numerous advanced training courses.

Sonya was Director of Academics/Instructor of Aeronautics at the Katterbach Center (Germany) and Chief of Training and Acting Command Post Deputy Chief with the USAF 2d Bomb Wing (USSTRATCOM). She served as the Deputy Director of the Collection Systems Evaluation Task Force (Deputy Signals Intelligence Officer, Weapons and Space) for the National Security Agency (NSA), Deputy Branch Chief of the Weapons Systems Element for the National Security Agency (NSA), and held several other command and staff positions with the U.S. Air Force.

Sonya has published numerous books, articles, and conference papers and is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Research and Technology Organization.

Matthew N.

Matt earned a B.S.W. in Social Work at Saint Francis University. He has been a detective and police officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department for more than thirteen years. Prior to that he was with the Allen County Police Department and was a professional photographer. He is trained and a certified Event Data Recorder (EDR) Crash Data Retrieval (CFR) Technician I & II by the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

Scott T.

Scott has been a detective and police officer for the Fort Wayne Police Department for more than thirteen years and prior to that with the Indiana University-Purdue University Police Department. He has been a member of the Fatal Accident Team and is a trained and certified Event Data Recorder (EDR) Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician.

Jeff E.

Jeff is certified in Effective Accident Investigation by the Occupational Safety & Health Academy and is majoring in Safety Engineering at Ivy Tech State College. He has also been trained in Lojack Computer Tracking at Trine University. He has extensive experience in industrial, construction, and automotive technologies. He served as a reserve police officer with the Wells County Sheriff’s Department and as a retail detective for various merchants.


LINGUISTIC INTERVIEWING (Interpretation and Translation):

Gene D. V., MBA (Russian)

Gene earned a B.A. in Russian and a MBA (financial analysis) from Indiana University and is currently working on a Ph.D. from Indiana University. He has extensive international business experience, lived in Moscow for several years, and has been an instructor in Russian at Indiana University.

Ash O. (Arabic and Assyrian / Aramaic)

Ash is a native speaker of both Arabic and Assyrian (Aramaic); he was born in Baghdad,Iraq, where he lived until coming to the U.S. at age 16. He attended Indiana University, where he was also an instructor of Arabic. He has experience in retail business, the insurance industry, and as president of his own insurance agency.

Ralph G. (Spanish and Portuguese)

Ralph speaks both Spanish and Portuguese. He is retired officer from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and also served as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.



Of every one hundred men,

Ten shouldn’t even be there,

Eighty are nothing but targets,

Nine are real fighters.

We are lucky to have them.

They make the battle.

Ah, but the One,

One of them is a warrior,

And He will bring the others back.

~ Hericletus ~

(Circa 500 B.C.)